Charity hit by money worries
Published 02/05/2010 | 05:00
The year of the Ryan Report was one of "financial crisis" for the state's only charity supporting children who have suffered sexual abuse.
CARI's finances were in a "critical" state and it had to seek cash-flow support from AIB, CEO Mary Flaherty (above) said in its annual report last week. It "survived January 2009 only with the help of a short-term loan from our bankers," she said.
It has been forced to cut staff and drop services due to lack of funding, despite high demand, she said.